Whether you laugh, smile or laugh, this facial expression creates physiological changes within the body that you can hardly know. Here are some of the benefits of smiles, according to the news website TND:
Laughing makes the body relax and lower the heart rate, allowing the heart to work without feeling overwhelmed.
When you laugh, the endorphin (“fighter” against your body’s stress) increases and your blood pressure drops.
Endorphin makes you feel happier and less stressed. It also improves your mood.
Laughing is an analgesic by releasing endorphin.
Laughing can boost the immune system. This is because smiles and positive thoughts release signaling molecules in the brain that help cope with stress and disease.
Smile improve relations. A 2010 study found that people who expressed positive emotions had a more stable marriage life and better interpersonal communication skills than those with negative emotions.
Laughing is also related to improving productivity and efficiency while doing the job.
Studies show that we are more likely to trust others when they smile and with their smiles, you also make the other person feel more secure.
Laughing makes you younger. Researchers noted that smiling can help you reduce the average age of 3 years compared to your real age.